In my younger days I managed hold my weight at 182lbs whilst playing football; However, being a naturally slight build it took a lot of effort with heavy weights, huge amounts of food (pasta plus gallon of milk etc).
In the last 15 years, I have been competing continually in endurance based events with much of the training being of the chronic cardio type.
In the last 2 years, I have adopted a primal diet but continued with the chronic cardio training. Prior to adopting the primal diet I raced at 154lb, on the primal diet I dropped to 144lb and my performances improved significantly. However, at this point, many people commented that I was way too thin and looked ill.
I have now ditched the chronic cardio in the last 6 weeks and adopted the PB life style with an emphasis on gaining some muscle. However, I have only manged to gain 2lbs in that time. I am still way below my chronic cardio plus high carb racing weight.
At the moment, I am lifting 3 times per week.
Squat * 4
Deadlift * 1
Pulls ups * 4
Bench * 4
Military press * 4
Sprinting 3 times per week
20 minutes very easy on bike with 6 * 30 seconds flat out killer sprints.
Should I drop one of the sprints, Maybe these are using up to many calories?
My daily diet is as roughly follows:
4 scrambled eggs in olive oil, spinach, broccoli
pear with 25 grams almonds
pot cottage cheese* with 50 grams almonds
1 chicken portion and apple
50 grams almonds plus tinned mackerel in olive oil*
2 salmon fillets broccoli and spinach
2 scrambled eggs eggs plus avacado
* non primal compromises
This is proving to be quite an expensive diet. How can increase the calories with in the PB context without too much additional expense. Should I add a few sweet potatoes to add some carbs? Any advice greatly appreciated.